With the Premier League season in full swing (and dates for the next one already confirmed), Sky is bringing back several of its popular Sky Sports offers, with significant discounts via its NOW streaming service, and on Sky Glass and Sky Stream.
Of course, these deals are showing up right when millions of broadband and TV customers across the country are seeing price increases – including on Sky itself – so finding ways to save is more important than ever.
So, for a limited time – new (or returning) NOW subscribers can get Sky Sports for £21/month, for up to 6 months – instead of the usual £34.99/month – and some can get it for even less (see more details below).
That offer is similar to the one we saw back in March – though back then customers were able to keep the discounted price for up to 12 months – and this time around the deal is limited to 6 months.
Another option for NOW customers is the Mobile Month Sports membership – which is a limited smartphone-only sports subscription that only includes five channels: Sky Sports Premier League, Action/NFL, Arena, Racing and News.
And although the Mobile Pass isn’t available to sign up for directly – you can now get it as an unsual “bonus”, if you sign up for just one day of the regular NOW Sports Day membership – for £11.98.
So, yes – you can get one day of regular NOW Sports, AND 6 months of the mobile pass – for £11.98 (again, see more details about this pass down below).
On Sky Stream and Sky Glass, Sky Sports is currently being offered for £20/month, instead of the usual £25/m – but only if you sign up for the 18-month contract.
Sky Sports Offers On NOW
NOW (formerly known as NOW TV) is Sky’s long-running no-contract streaming service – a cheaper TV platform that gives you flexible packages (“memberships” of content), that can be watched on a large variety of streaming devices (so not just on Sky’s own puck, as is the case with Sky Stream).
NOW offers three main content packages (“memberships”):
- NOW Entertainment, at £9.99/m, with Sky’s TV channels, including Sky Atlantic, and content for kids.
- NOW Cinema, at £9.99/month. Identical to the Sky Cinema plan on Sky TV, with new blockbusters and back-catalogue films.
- NOW Sky Sports, normally at £34.99/month, or £11.98/day. Almost identical to Sky Sports on Sky (with Racing, Mix and News being part of this membership instead of Entertainment).
Then there’s NOW Boost, which currently costs £6/month – and adds Full HD (1080p) video quality, Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, no adverts (for on-demand content. You’ll still see adverts on Sky’s live channels), and the ability to stream on up to 3 devices at the same time (instead of just one).
Specifically for sports, NOW Boost also adds the ability to watch content in 50 frames per second – which gives a smoother picture when you watch sporting events.
It’s worth noting that NOW doesn’t support 4K/UHD content at all (even with Boost) – therefore you won’t be getting any of the Ultra HD sports content or the new F1 channel which recently launched on Sky.
NOW Sports Membership Monthly Discount
From now until April 17, you can get 6 months of the Sports membership for just £21/month.
You’ll also be getting a bonus – one free month of NOW Boost – which will then revert back to its usual £6/month.
Since the Sports membership is on a rolling, monthly contract – you can cancel anytime, and don’t have to keep it for the whole 6 months.
If you cancel, however, and then resubscribe – you won’t get the discounted price again (unless there’s another offer when you resubscribe, of course).
Also remember that once the 12 months are up – the membership will auto-renew at the regular £34.99/m price, so don’t forget to cancel before that happens.
It’s worth noting that NOW is currently offering a deal on its Entertainment and Cinema memberships as well (£11.99/month instead of £19.98/m) – but THAT offer DOES carry a minimum term of 6 months – so you can’t cancel that one before the 6 months are up.
NOW Sports Mobile Membership Offer
The Sky Sports Mobile Pass was first introduced in 2018, and at £5.99/month was a cheap alternative to the regular Sky Sports Pass on NOW.
The Mobile Pass can only be watched on a mobile phone – so not on your TV, or even on a tablet or computer, and you can’t use Apple’s AirPlay or the Chromecast to cast it to a TV.
Plus, the Mobile Pass is limited to only 5 Sky Sports channels, out of the 11 that are available on the full membership:
- Sky Sports Premier League – The home of live Premier League games.
- Sky Sports Action – Dedicated to rugby, the NFL, the NBA and other general sports.
- Sky Sports NFL –Live games and analysis from the American National Football League.
- Sky Sports Racing – Dedicated to horse racing.
- Sky Sports News – A 24-hour sports news channel that covers all sports, with a focus on football.
Note that with the Mobile Pass, you can’t purchase and watch any on-demand sporting events.
Furthermore, although you can register the Mobile Pass on up to 6 separate devices (smartphones), you can only watch on one phone at a time.
Since its official closure in 2020, the Sky Sports Mobile Pass kept popping up here and there as part of special promotions and offers.
Now, the Sports Day + Mobile Month Membership offer gives you one day of the FULL NOW Sky Sports membership (so you can watch all the sports channels on NOW, on a regular TV, for one day), PLUS a “bonus” of the Sky Sports Mobile Pass – for six months.
Considering the original Mobile Pass used to cost £5.99/month, this is a good deal – IF you’re OK with just watching the selected channels on your phone.
Once you sign up, you will receive your Mobile Month Membership within 10 working days – so don’t expect to get it right away.
And, once the “bonus” months are up – your Mobile Pass will be cancelled automatically (as it doesn’t currently “exist” for direct purchase) – though, there’s a good chance you’ll see similar offers return, as they come and go pretty regularly.
We’re not sure how long this offer will last – but it’s available as of this writing. And, it is available for new AND existing customers, as long as you don’t have an active NOW Sky Sports membership of any kind.
Sky Sports Offer On Sky Stream / Glass
Sky is also currently offering a discount on Sky Sports for new or existing customers of its other streaming devices – Sky Glass and Sky Stream.
Sky Stream (see my review), which launched a few months ago, is a standalone Sky TV box that anyone can buy without complicated installations.
Unlike Sky’s traditional services in the UK, Sky Stream doesn’t use a satellite dish – instead, it relies on broadband, and streams all the content to the box (and from there to your TV), much like other streaming devices like the Amazon Fire TV sticks and Roku – and streaming services like NOW (see our Sky Stream VS NOW comparison).
Sky Glass (see my review) is a 4K TV set with a QLED HDR display and a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar with six speakers. It’s also based on broadband, and uses the same OS as Stream – but, in Glass’ case, you have to buy the TV itself along with Sky’s service and channels.
Both Stream and Glass are available without long-term contracts – but if you do take the 18-month contract (for the content), you’ll pay less overall.
On top of the basic Sky Ultimate package (which includes TV channels like Sky Atlantic, along with several 3rd party channels, Freeview channels via broadband and Netflix’s basic tier), you can also add additional content packs like Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and more.
Normally, the Sky Sports add-on on Sky Stream and Sky Glass costs £25/month on the 18-month contract, and £27/month on the rolling 31-days contract.
At the moment, you can get it for a reduced price of £20/month – but only if you sign up for the 18-month contract option.
BT Sport (which will soon become TNT Sports) is also discounted on Stream and Glass at the moment, and customers can get it for £28/month instead of £30/month, on a rolling 31 days contract.
Another premium sports channel was also recently added to Sky – DAZN 1 HD – which focuses on boxing and other popular sports.
That channel, however, is only available on Sky Q devices, and its streaming app isn’t available on Sky Glass or Sky Stream for the time being, so those customers will have to get it via other streaming devices.